Parks and Recreation

City Parks

The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation division offers 16 parks with 474 acres of green space. Park amenities include playgrounds, a water park, a 50-acre lake, disc golf, a dog park, walking trails, and outdoor athletic fields. Our goal is to provide facilities that encourage outdoor activities, which promote opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, thereby enriching the lives of our residents and visitors. 

City parks are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the links below to navigate easily to a description and location of each park.

  • Berry Hill Park
    • playground, sand volleyball, basketball court, baseball/softball
  • Central Park
    • WWII Memorial, tennis, pickle ball, and basket ball courts, playground, bathroom
  • College View Park
    • undeveloped, six acres of green space
  • Embrace Park
    • splash pad, playground, pedal park, bathroom
  • Johnson Park
    • playground, basketball court, hiking/biking trail, bathroom
  • Liberty Bell Park
    • regulation youth softball field, playground, bathroom
  • Nord Park
    • playground, basketball court
  • North 4th Street Park
    • tennis and basketball courts, playground
  • North Pine Park
    • soccer field
  • Riverpoint Square
    • Downtown space for community events and gathering
  • Skyview Park
    • 50 acre lake, fishing, non-motorized boating, playground, bandstand, hiking/biking trail, disc golf, bathroom
  • Ta-Ha-Zouka Park
    • campground, adult softball fields, youth ball field, playground, horseshoe court, sand volleyball, trail head to the Cowboy Trail, disc golf, dog park, bathroom, day cabins
  • Veterans Memorial Park
    • baseball and football field, skate park, water park
  • Warren Cook Park
    • undeveloped - COMING SOON Storybook Trail with walking path and playground
  • Westside Park
    • playground and basketball court
  • Winter Park
    • playground and small soccer field

Park Regulations

The following is a list of some of the park regulations that cover the parks within the City of Norfolk. This is not meant to be a complete list but a highlighted condensation of the regulations and policies that are in effect. Contact the Park Superintendent with any questions. No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Lodge rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park.

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Cabin rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park or for special events authorized by the City Council
  • No hunting or trapping allowed.

  • No fireworks allowed.

  • No ice skating on open bodies of water in the parks except for the manmade structures designed for this purpose.

  • Motor vehicles allowed only on roads and designated pathways.

  • Fires only permitted in barbeque grills or other fire facilities provided by the City.

  • It is illegal to bring animals into the park without the use of a leash. An exception is the Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area where dogs may be unleashed once they are within the fenced facility.

  • Overnight camping only in designated areas of Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and then according to posted rules and regulations. Official season is April 15 to October 15.

  • Fishing is permitted at Skyview Lake and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and is subject to fishing regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and/or the City. Attempting to catch fish by means other than by hook and line is prohibited. Ice fishing at Skyview Lake is permitted at your own risk.

  • No motorized boating on Skyview Lake with the exception of electric trolling motors. Canoes, rafts, sailing boats and boats with oars are permitted on Skyview Lake only.

  • No depositing of personal household trash or yard waste in the parks. Only trash generated by the use of the park is to be deposited.

  • No wheeled skates, skateboards, bikes or the like are permitted within the fenced tennis courts.

  • Lighted courts turn off at 11:00 p.m.